There is nothing like a Queen who reigns to see the betterment of her people! It is no question as to how much Queen Latifah loves her hometown, we have seen her rep Newark in various movies, music, and speeches. She is now going to give back to the town that grew her in a major way!
According to NJ.com, the Queen will be investing in affordable homes in Newark, NJ worth $14 million. The report states that the construction on the units is expected to begin this summer.
From the article:
Latifah, a co-president of BlueSugar Corporation, is working with GonSosa Development on the project, which is anchored outside of the city’s downtown, spanning the West and South wards.
The project includes 20 three-family town homes and a three-story mixed-used building with an additional 16 units. Plans for the building include a fitness center and 1,900 square feet of commercial space that will be rented to nonprofits. The 60 units in the townhouses will be market rate; the 16 units in the building will be affordable.
NJ.com reports that the market rate units are expected to open by December 2020, while the affordable housing building is expected to be finished in December 2021.
Written by: Tunisha Brown @momentswithtunisha
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